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and okay. we will not meet until the end of september. that is my certain. >> so commissioner john you are just removing the second condition in regards to a periodic check in to the arc. and commissioner pearlman you are okay with that? as the seconder? >> yes. >> okay. >> commissioners if there is nothing further, then there is a motion and a second on the floor. to approve with conditions, adding to condition number three, that the lobby windows included in the list of features on that motion? commissioner hylan? >> yes. >> johns. >> yes. >> johnck. >> yes. >> matsuda. >> yes. >> pearlman >> yes. >> wolfram. >> yes. >> hasz *. >> yes. >> that passes 7 to 0. and in places you on item
eleven, for case number 2013.1007u (david beaupre: 415-274-0539) pier 70 crane cove park, located at pier 70, assessor's block 9900, lots 068. informational presentation . >> good afternoon, commissioners. if i can get a motion. >> motion. >> and a second. >> okay. >> second. >> i am sorry i did not hear the motion. >> they recuse commissioner hylan. >> okay. and commissioner matsuda you are making the motion? and commissioner wolfram is seconding. >> on the motion to recuse >> hylan. >> yes. >> johns. >> yes. johnck. >> yes. >> pearlman >> yes. >> wolfram. >> yes. >> hasz. >> yes. so moved that passes unanimously. >> thank you, good afternoon, crai, the department staff and
the item before you is a informational presentation on the park and i would like to introduce you to mark and david from the port of san francisco. >> good afternoon, commissioners mark piat, court preservation staff and i wanted to pass forward a letter march 5, 2013, from the architect you aral heritage and mark had to leave and was not here to present this himself. and it is a letter of support for the train, code master plan. >> and so, i am going to just give you a quick background and then david pray will get into the substance of the planning effort and the proposals within the plan.
>> so just in the way of introduction, the site location pier 70, is the port property between mariposa and 22nd street, east of illinois in the central water front and the proposed crane co park over the master plan effort was focused is between 19th and mariposa street. >> and this slide is just to provide you with a general orientation of the larger setting with mission bay to the north dog patch and vitora hill to the west and actual pier 70 wharf at the shore line to the east. >> the plan was included a very extensive community participation process. and in addition it is built on
the water front land use plan and the san francisco planning department's eastern neighborhood's planning effort. and the port's pier 70 preferred master plan and all of the planning that has been done for the blue green way. and this slide shows some of the key milestones in terms of that process. and in may of 2012, alternate concept plans, and december of 2012, draft park master plan and coast estimate and saving proposal was shared with the public and then in may and june of 2013, the park master plan costs and feedback on that process was shared again with
the public. so the port has i mentioned the pier 70 master plan and in this park, the master plan is a subset of that larger effort. and all of the projects that the ports embarking on relative to that master plan were based on a number of goals. and in these include historic preservation, and in the creation of a national register, and historic district. and retention of the existing ship prepare operations, which is known as bae, shipyard. and including a network and a new significant public open spaces, and a significant amount of new infill development to bring back the historic activity level that once existed in the shipyard. and also, the new infrastructure and site remediation in order to
accommodate that new infill development. and we will go into more detail at the end of the presentation on some of the other project and port efforts that are under way outside of the park area. >> with regard to the national register of the historic district, we have looked at the individual resources we have prepared a national register nomination and this nomination builds on the work that was done by the planning department in the central water front plan and then later in the eastern neighborhoods plan, and so what was known as the 2001, central water front cultural resources survey. and as part of that or part of our master plan and effort we looked at all of the contributing resources and provided a ranking because there is so much variation, and to understand what were the most significant to the least
significant, and so we came up with a classification of very significant resources, and on the slide, those are those, that are shown in the dark red. and as you and as the colors are light, and lighter, they were less significant and so we have the red that is very significant and those are landmark quality individually eligible and then significant, are the pink, and those are historic or architect significant resource and then the contributing resources provide the context and are cumulative important to the district, and mostly dating from the world war ii era and the nomination has been submitted to the office of the historic preservation and under going the review and we expect to have a presentation before the historic preservation on that document in the future, for your review and comment. this is just to orient you and
this is a view looking to the south west. and it shows the ports nraoting dry docs and the pier 70 wharf on the lower left-hand screen portion of the screen. and also, on the west shore line, there is the ramp and saint francis boat yard. and just another view, and kind of showing more of the (inaudible) boulevard in the lower right. and this just shows the master plan for the park and the north, south orientation for the slip way number four which is the central feature and the remnants of what were the slips one through three and closer to the shipyard.
and this just shows a view from the crane 30 looking north through the slip way and the critage that was there in the ramp. and this shows slip four of the shore line and it is looking north. and slip way four looking to the south. and crane's 14 and 30 with the building 101 in the background. and these are 14 and 30, part of the slip way four resource. and this is the ramp way, of the slip way which includes the utility rack there on the right-hand side. all character defining features of the resource and the site
also includes the number of the rail tracks and on to the right the contributing resource and the building 103, and the western portion of the building 109 which is also, a contributing resource and in this case is significant resource part of the park. and building 30 which is also within the park area. contributing resource and the historic iron seeing along illinois street and that is also a contributing resource. and this shows the shore line condition at piers one through three closest to the shipyard on the edge of the park and some of the industrial artifacts and the various machinery. >> and okay. so, in terms of the actual
planning, process, the park plan, and had to address the challenges of how do you, convert an industrial site into a park and accommodate the new functions? >> it also had to deal with balancing the history and preservation and historic interpretation of the site with this open space programming and recreation. it also had to look at the various uses of the district of the slip way and also, it looked at the charactered and defining features of the slip way which includes the cranes 1430 and the runway and the utility racks and the slip ways
one through three. it also looked at physical elements and researched the evolution to world war ii and the eras identified the elements that remain on the site and determined that the design should rehab tait the world war ii, slip way and really the only extent resource, and the only extent and the slip way in the larger pier 70, historic district. and but it would also look at those remnant traces of physical elements that have been altered or no longer there in part of the interpretation of the site and just shows some of these traces from the different areas of use. between that, the 1800s and world war ii. and the traces are not distributing elements to the district because they have lost the integrity but we think that they are important to help to establish the over all sort of
urban form and pattern. and in terms of the design of the park and the master plan. and we also looked at the former uses to inform how the programming should be proposed. and those former uses also helped to inform the new use program, in the master plan. and also, there is also used and will be going forward, in terms of the historic interpretation is the park has built out and also that we will sort of saturday the framework for how the interpretation is done throughout the larger pier 70 site and so, i will turn it over to david who will actually walk you through, the master
plan proposals. and thank you, mark. >> and good afternoon, commissioners i will try to be brief and recognizing the day, or the time of the day. but also that this is a very complex project and i am trying to give it the credit and the time that it deserves takes quite a bit longer and so i am going to go through the slides quickly and leave the time for the questions at the end. >> one of the challenges is how do you turn a former industrial site that was designed for safety and security into a new public open space and our consultant team which includes the time and the resource has done a phenomenal job of relating the previous functions into a new program. and here is the concept today. and they have divided the site into approximately five areas within the park. and we have those numbers and we will try those again and in these five areas, the program
is based on the historic uses going from west to east, and being more formal and traditional type of park to the eastern side that is directly adjacent to the ship repair operations to the industrial and less formal parks type of use. and so what we have divided is looked at is kind of the new part, the new formal park area or the historic park, which includes slip way four which is a predominant feature in this site to the working port which is adjacent to the ship repair operations that continues today and will continue into the future. and, from a material standpoint and treatment standpoint we are looking at kind of a less intervention on the west to or more intervention on the west to less intervention on the east and use of materials for formal to the south and more natural to the north as you will look across the site. and in the concepts and i know previously the different elements and we have the water
front edge and driftly south of the ramp restaurant where it will be a new beach where it will accommodate the human powered activity and between 18th and 19th street and the site is the grade on the site drops at 19's street and there is an 8 foot difference between the park site today and illinois street. and that is 18th street, by that grade and by creating and bringing the site up to illinois street and in the community we will bring it up to the area and we are ausing building 109 as the parking area and human powered boating, center. and or storage area and we have what we call the building 109, four, court which includes building 110 and historic building platforms and a large patio area. and building 110 may become a
future cafe and park rest room and then, the former slip ways two and three will be actually he he ex-vaited. and something to point out in each of these graphics as we move forward is the scale of the entire sight and it is about 9 acres and on the scale on the lower right-hand corner you see a tree a car and people frolicking in the open space and that just shows you the scale and magnitude of the park and how we can have the different programs of uses covered across the park and the multiuse green is about the same size as the bosh park just to give you a frame of reference to the scale. >> so here is a detail of the locating some playground for the expecting ground in the eastern neighborhoods, and how the relationship of building 49 and slip way four and the multiuse lawn could work.
here is how we address the grade issue between illinois street and we will introduce a 19th street that will allow the access in the park and alleviate the traffic that uses the 20th street in the shipyard and to access the shipyard operation and how we treat slip way four and recognizing the world war i and world war ii elements and just kind of showing how that gets terrorists and created the entry plaza with the crane and pushing out the other crane to align with 18th street and create an amp a theater type of use right there at the entrance and here is again, looking at how we address the grade issue and recognize both the world war i and ii features. and this is a view of what it will look like at 19th street and looking north east. again, how do we address and
treat the function of the slip way to make it active and lively? the function as a recreation and the open space and the consultants have come up with an interesting designs and using keel blocks which are blocks that are used to construct and repair ships. this is how we can use this as furnishing and play equipment and activate the space and provide the flexibility of not having them for permanent but being able to move them for special events. >> we are looking at what are the historic ships that were built there and other historic things built and there are three things that exist today, the uss olynpia and it was built at pier 70 and the uss sulivan in new york city and was built there and the transbay were all built at pier
70, how could we take these historic facilities across the country and interpret them? and we are looking at outlining them in the slip way to recognize them and interpret them and offer possibly a partnership with the non-profit agency to do something about the existing structures that were built here. just an example. moving over to the east, building 109 and the 110 four court area. 109 could be the major park entrance and you come to the park and with directly north towards the bay bridge. and come out into a bosk of trees adjacent to the building, 110. and save the historic rail lines that mark talks about to interpret them and recognize what the site was used for. and now, moving on to slip way, the slip way gardens.
this is what we are talking about excavating, the slip ways 2, 3, to mimic the natural form of them and bring the bay back in and this is what it will look like at low tide and this is what it might look like at high tide and based on some of the public comments that we received to date, this wharf area that cuts across the areas two and three it looks like we might be removing that because of the way that it bifurcates the site from the water front and then moving lastly to the shore line of the north to the site and the circulation and this is how the pathway will come from the restaurant across to the slip way four and arrive at the crane and you will have the option to walk south to 19th street or walk into slip way four and create the shore line, and kind of urban beach, in that area for the human powered boaters, but also anyone that wants to rec create and get down and touch the bay and just some illustrations on
how that might look and then the next few slides that will show that there is pedestrian through and around the park and shore line access in the blue here is how the vehicular access could work for the boaters who want to drop off for the park and here is how, the human powered boaters will access it from the water and the land and where we will have the storage for those types of boats and usage. and lastly, just talking about the sea level arrival and we have done an analysis that says that if we leave the park alone today this is what will happen in 2100. the entire site will be pretty much under water, and we will have a bit of more innudatio n it would mean, the high water and we are protecting the park.
and just to let the folks know that we are looking at storm water and infiltration and then the project budget and how we say that currently we have about 21 million dollars for this project. and from the 2008 and 2012 parks bond and we anticipate the total budget for the 9 acres at 45 million dollars. and so we are looking at how we would have phased the project and here is a break down of the costs and you see a lot of them around 19 million dollars. so initially what we are looking at is phase one of delivering slip way four and the mixed green and a lot of the shore line clean up and phase two, or phase three, could actually happen as part of a second phase, depending on what occurs. we think that phase three will
likely occur with that adjacent development. and lastly as mark indicated. what this illustrates is the port's pier 70 preferred plan that was presented to the commission in 2007 sinces 2010, when we finished we divided the site into three subareas and we have the ship repair and the cove area and the historic core and the water front sites and we are working on the park which we just presented through a competitive selection process, and we the term sheet was approved earlier this summer and the water front site that we selected for the city through a competitive bid process and it is a 26 acre site with three historic resources, and they are adaptablely reusing and the term sheet was approved by the
port and the board of supervisors this summer and we have been closely working with the bae ship repairs to make sure that it stays there and an important tenant in this industrial use and they have invested 12 million in the ports in the last few years, the business last year was the highest that it has been since the navy left the bay area and mark mentioned the submission of the natural register of the historic district and on both on all of these issues we are coordinating closely are the staff and with that, we are available for any questions, thank you. >> thank you, very much. >> do we have any questions? >> commissioner? >> this is fantastic. project and i have been following this for some time, and i think that there is one kind of lingering thing that i
have had about the park and the over all master planning for the 69 acres, you know, over all and that is that the site is so fascinating from a geographical and geological viewpoint as far as et indicational value. i mean that it has been transformed, you know, it used to be... taken down and we had that long bridge that at one time went from the site all the way over to the creek, as i remember. those kinds of land use transformations and i guess that where is that kind of information? is that going to be plugged into some of this other interpretation? or is that going to come over more into the forest city and the orton area? i think that is a fascinating piece of history about the site. >> no, the port staff and our development partners, we realize and recognize the need to do the interpretation across
the entire site and so we think that the park might be the project that drives it first but we are in early conversations with our partners on how we do not only interpretation for just the parks site but how we interpret the entire site so that it reads as a unified program and so that is something that we are definitely thinking about and working towards developing a plan for. >> >> fantastic, what you have done so far. >> thank you. >> thank you, commissioner pearlman? >> yes, i want to congratulate you all. i mean that it is really incredible what you are doing there, i know the area well and i go through there all of the time and i was thrilled that i first heard that tim kelley had written the reports on the cranes and so years ago and so i knew this was coming and i love the idea, also, it is like the slip away two and three are the high line of new york and whatever was there now, is kind of in terms of the plant life
is encouraged to propagate there as well. >> and the only comment that i have is that you had in the slip way four and in the keel park the skateboarding and the picnic area and it was skateboarding slash picnic and i thought, number one i am going to picnic and skateboard at the same time. >> if they are there i will not want to be picnicking there, it does not seem like a realistic thing and the idea that all of the blocks are there and they can be moved around and which of course will be the most attractive thing to skateboarders i would imagine. it could just be problematic in terms of the conflicts of the use guide and over all the traces and all of those things, are just beautifully done and i think that it is going to be incredible addition to san francisco and the water front, thank you. >> and i just wanted to thank mark and david and the staff that we have been working on
all of these pro-jeblgts and we have been working on the water front and all of the projects and we have been taking a larger look at it and i made a presentation to the port commission and the planning commission about a history of the water front planning and how all of these projects are really implementing not only the city's and the port's water front land use plan but also implementing the plans that we did which are much and many of what has touched the water and really we are about how to bring the water and the neighborhoods together and so all of these projects the public spaces that the development and the orton development site as well and the city site are all about bringing the neighborhoods to the water and vice versa and i want you to know that we are working closely with the port on all of these projects to make sure that the plans are implemented the way that they were intended ethank you. >> yeah, i wanted to second some of the other comments that were made and to say that a lot of park designers have a fear of kind of industrial sites
that they want to make them all pretty and not erase the investor heritage and i appreciate that that heritage is being kept and that but i would also encourage you to get rid of that wharf that might be gone and i don't think that you need it and will help as well with the budget. and i would encourage you to simplify that perk >> i have a couple of comments as well. it is just stunning and there has got to be one of the only shipyards that you have turned into a park i don't know. obviously this will be an example for the nation as well as honestly probably anywhere in the world. and one thing that i already have the port folks here is that i would love to make my pitch and i made it to ram before and it is not just in seattle, they have a pocket park and a beach. and you get away from the traffic and you hear the water on the beach and it is fantastic and so i love seeing